Howard Butler

Bespoke Furniture

Howard Butler

Art Deco Table

Commission, TaBLE

The client specified a high gloss Art Deco style table that could be extendable, using Macassar ebony timber. They had mentioned that they didn’t like the idea of the commonly used art deco style base frames, which are a ‘U’ shaped form sat on a plinth.


The idea of using stainless steel was to catch the light and also add a more elegant vista to the table in keeping with the period style. The inlays border the top when open and are also on the top when the table leaves are in the stowed position.

Shape and Form

This table was to be space saving, so a folding top worked well within the designated area this table was to be situated. I used the Art Deco fan style to construct the legs, each section a different thickness to add texture and to form shadows, making the legs interesting to look at. To break up the mass of the dark timber I used a stainless steel inlay to follow all profiles of the design. 


Selecting the right material for a Howard Butler piece is an essential part of developing it’s character. Knowing not only how it will look aesthetically today but how it will age and strengthen over time. Each HB creation also comes with a guide on how to keep it fresh and last a lifetime.

Macassar Ebony / Walnut


“There is a dovetailed drawer hidden in the top rails for keeping items in, thus de cluttering the top and overall design. Certainly a statement piece of furniture you can never tire to look at from all angles.”

“Perfection is all in the execution”